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. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democr
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-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunge to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient tramp temples. they do it every day. as we were comin
's government flexes its military muscle by detonating a nuclear device. >>> president obama prepares to discuss nuclear proliferation as he delivers the first state of the union address of his second term tonight. >>> and getting ready for the giant party in the big easy. new orleans gears up for mardi gras celebrations. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the north korean government stands in defiance of the rest of the world after conducting an underground nuclear test. a magnitude 5.1 earthquake was detected not far from the site the north used to conduct a similar test in 2009. seismologists say the tremors are consistent with underground explosions. now the condemnation from the international community was swift. president obama called the test highly provocative and said it threatens u.s. security and international peace. lucy craft is in tokyo with more this morning. good morning, lucy. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the u.n. security council is going to be holding an emergency session
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
obama and vice president biden will be speaking to that group from the state dining room. no doubt they will touch on the sequester, which is still scheduled to hit this friday. if those cuts go into effect we can expect hundreds of thousands of furloughs and lay-offs plus clogged air travel and reduced education funding and unemployment benefits. the president is asking both parties to work alongside him to end the budget stalemate and he will tell governors there is work to be done. dr. joe biden and the first lady will speak at today's meeting. a surprise appearance last night at the ausc-arizona. here she is in that dress that she wore to the governors' dinner she was not actually in los angeles, but she did speak live from the diplomatic room to announce the winner for best picture, "argo." mrs. obama's office said as a movie lover she was honored to celebrate the award and the artists who inspire us. two are forming a public advocacy group advertising for action will stay clear of election activity but it will be aimed at making political and legisla
on sunday night. president obama says north korea is further isolating itself and sending its people into poverty. >>> and the nation's eyes are on the president tonight delivering his state of the union address just three weeks after he was sworn in for another four years. >> mr. speaker the president of the united states. >> president obama tells the joint session of congress the u.s. economic recovery is well underway. >> the state of our union is stronger. [ applause ]. >> the president focused on the middle class and millions of americans still looking for work. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber. the president outlined his plan to bring 34,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half of the u.s. force there. >> after a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming home. >> and tonight the senator mark rubio respon
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
down over the confirmation of former republican senator chuck hagel. he's the man president obama picked to be the next secretary of defense. one high ranking republican high vote to confirm hagel should be allowed to happen. he successfully stalled it over a slew of concerns over hagel's position on israel and iran. questions about how the white house handled the terror attack on the consulate in libya has become part of the debate over chuck hagel. steve sen at this is life with more. >> the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon. but he is saying he will probably be confirmed anyway. hagel was widely criticized for his performance during the senate confirmation hearings. they delayed their vote to ask questions about the nominee. there is no hurry in filling such an important component. >> i think we are doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> meantime senator john mccain says hagel is not qualified but thinks it is time to go ahead with a vote anyway. enough time has gone by to ask
obama said he will not agree to any deal on the sequester that does not include increased tax revenue along with cuts in spending. but if congress refuses to act it is faced with a shutdown. money to fund the federal government will run out on march 27th. that's less than a month away. the house says it will take up a resolution next week to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year but that only gets it through september 30th. lawmakers wills attach two additional provisions to that bill giving the pentagon more flexibility on how it implements those sequester cuts. more bill up next. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: rosa parks has a new seat up-front on the bus. hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? here we go. thursday, february 28th. last day of the shortest month of the year. is this a -- no, that's right. 29th is when you have a leap year. it is a regular ole
. hillary clinton is out. a transition and the beginning of president obama's cabinet changes, the heavy fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and
on what investigators think went wrong in a live report. martha: president obama in his super bowl interview. he dropped a bit of news. he is pushing once again for increased revenues. there is only one way to get those these days when you have got an economy that's not growing. former president wash adviser karl rove is here with us next. gregg: a little boy in alabama still being held hostage. this is the 7th day as new details emerge about this suspect. >> we can't physically do anything. all we can do is meet up and pray. >> he's coming out. we don't know when and we won't know why probably. when vegetabls reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pk vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze them fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formul
lady for the state of the union. the incredible accomplishment that got president obama's attention. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a final adding up of the misery from super storm sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> it is cloudy outside. and a mixed mess is headed our way. meteorologist tim williams will update our first warning weather forecast. >>> it is 41 degrees with a mix of sleet and rain in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast still ahead tonight. a violent explosion reduces a duplex in maine to rubble. fire officials say a woman was killed, after the home went up in flames. four other people who live in neighboring buildings were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the homes in the neighborhood are heated with propane. but investigators still don't know if that was the cause of the explosion. >>> in today's healthwatch report, imagine having no control overour over -- over your hands. as maurice dubois reports, it's a very real medical condition that makes life difficult fo
them online for your free consultation. back to you. >>> kristy, thank you. >>> president obama is getting ready for tonight's state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech. but he'll touch on several other issues, including gun violence. tara mergener reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> mr., how is the speech? >> we'll find identity tonight! >> reporter: white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future, we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear president obama's plans for tackling the ballooning national debt. rising healthcare costs and the growth of government. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he's
president is getting a new oval. according to politico, president obama will relocate into an exact replica of the famous office just steps away from his current one in the ice en hour executive office building sometime this summer because the general services administration is starting a massive two-year renovation of the entire west wing. obama will be displaced out of his. it looks like they will be start the in august. it's not the first time it's happened. hurriedly bert hoover worked across the street from the white house during major repairs back in 1929. well, yeah of course i remember that. no. are you sure? i mean the one who lives across the street for years while they re-did the entire white house was terri truman. >> yes. >> lived in blair house. >> he didn't live across. they will still going to live in the while white house harry truman lived in blair house for a while. >> hoover worked in blair house. >> got it. thank you, dan. yes, indeed, super bowl super bowl sunday the big game last night from new orleans in the super so-called su
in the west. >>> these cuts don't have to happen. a warning from president obama earlier this morning about what looming budget cuts will mean for you if no deal is reached. he says it's everything from big flight delays to major layoffs. we're live at the white house. >>> and the first lady gets footloose. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, w
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. >>> president obama plans a trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. >>> how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that
for another tragedy. >> pam: the gun control debate still hot right now! president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. >> we do not have to agree on everything that we need to do something. mister obama acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. the president says, the ban on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines should be implemented. john kerry -- served his first day in office as secretary of state today. he noted the death of four americans in benghazi last september, which included bay area native - ambassador chris stevens -- kerry says -- the safety of american diplomats will be a top priority. the former massacusetts senator is the first male secretary of state in eight years -- he also showed a lighter side today during his welcome at the state department. saying -- he has-quote big heels to fill. >> a film crew was in ridgefield, connecticut monday scouting out locations for a newtown- shooting-inspired mov
set off in the capital. deadliest day in iraq in two months. first lady michelle obama attends the funeral of a chicago girl who was gunned down just days after performing for the president. mrs. obama was among hundreds of mourners, paying their respects for haddia pendle continue. the honors student was shot and killed in a park. police say she was not the intended target. pendleton performed with her high school majoret team at the presidential inauguration. >>> a vigil for an ohio hit-and run victim turns into the scene of more crime. a reporter in youngstown was interviewing the victim's family when a car slammed into the crowd, hit several friends, loved ones and then sped away. four people were taken to the hospital. the vigil was held for a man who was also struck by a car last week. police are now interviewing witnesses and searching for who is behind these attacks. >>> well, can you imagine this? an owl in miami finds a new home, right inside the grill of a truck. check out the video. so cool. can you imagine seeing this? the driv
: president obama isn't setting any expectations for his state of the union address tonight. in his annual address he is expected to outline an agenda that drives the country. to do that the president will call for new programs, new spending as a way to stimulate growth and republicans are already firing back. earlier today a feisty house speaker john boehner told reporters off camera that the president doesn't have the guts to make tough choices about the deficit because he won't take on the liberals in the democratic party. >> another litany of left wing proposals with plenty of meat for the base. >> reporter: he will discuss spending cuts, but it will be gun control that will likely sparkt emotional moments. attending as a special guest of the first lady, the parents of the chicago team who was gunned down just days after she evidence at the inauguration and nearly three dozen people personally affected by gun violence. the president is expected to announce anyone one year -- that one year from tonight, 33,000 troops will be home from afghanistan. >> you can catch the state of the union
of maryland jobs are on the line with massive budget cuts looming in washington. president obama is appealing to congress to stop the automatic cuts. >> reporter: there is no question that here at the white house the new cycle has been about budget cuts. at the white house the president and senior staff continued to warn congress if action is not take on the country is in danger of having to furlough thousands of government employees. the ball is clearly in their court. >> what i say, there is no reason they should be furloughed or lose their job or be laid off. this is a problem congress can solve. these automatic spending cuts put into place in 2011, were designed to get congress to actually avoid them by coming together with more sensible approaches to deficit reduction. >> reporter: this will likely be a close one. >> i don't know why it is in this town folks leave stuff until the last minute. there is no other profession, no other industry, where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. obviously it creates uncertain
're looking pretty good heading into the upcoming weekend. >> that's good to hear. >>> president obama is already laying out his post presidential plans. we'll tell you what he said. >>> plus, members of the kennedy clan arrested outside the white house. details coming up next. >>> plus, the ivillage sex quiz. whose more satisfied when it comes to sex, men or women? we'll have the answer in two minutes. >>> welcome back. now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. the pentagon will roll out medals for members of the military who contribute without action on the front lines. it's called the distinguishing warfare medals. >>> a kennedy was back at the white house but this time in handcuffs. r.f.k. jr. was there. his 18-year-old son connor and darryl hanna were also taken into custody. >>> president obama is laying out plans for life after the white house. he told the crowd in alabama he's looking forward to playing a little golf, firing and bash coug. >>> and new york mayer bloomberg wants a permanent ban on plastic containers. >>> overseas to georgia where things got hea
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
watched it he seems unprepared on the questions he quite frankly knew was coming. >> members of the obama administration and leon panetta are defending hagel. dempsey says he thinks highly of hagel and is x confident of his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i will say in my conversations he was well prepared articulate and precise. >> you are confident he could do the job? >> i am not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> reporters trying to thin the tied against hagel. what are they saying? >> leon pan nineda said it was politics that led to the fierce questioning by the armed service committee in capitol hill. >> it is ob yut the political knights were after hagel. >> what disappointed me was that they talked a lot about past quotes. what about what the secretary of defense is confronting today. we didn't spend a lot of time discussing those issues and in the end that counts. >> hagel should have been questioned more about issues like the war in afghanistan, the turmoil in the mideast and the looming budget cuts that could severely impact the pentagon. in
: lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document, explaining why the obama administration believes the strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009 but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. >> reporter: the 25-iary ci -- 25-year cia veteran was an executive in the spy agency, when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding. brennan says he was not involved in the interrogation program. >> reporter: human rights groups fly code pink, are protesting brennan's nomination. they say drone strikes also kill innocent civilians. >> we think that the drone program is creating more enemies in america than it has been killing. >> the senate will vote on brennan's confirmation later this month. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> there were fewer than 50 drone strikes during the bush administration. under president obama, there have reportedly been more than 3
at christopher dorner and his violent manifesto. >>> on capitol hill yesterday, a surprise about the obama administration's response to syria's civil war. defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that president obama was the one who blocked a plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was developed last year by then cia director david petraeus and backed by penalty gone leaders and then secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all thought it was over. plus, he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> yo
obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans. after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak, saying the draft is only a backup, if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepared with our own plan, if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> reporter: in the senate, four republicans and four democrats are working on hammering out their own deal. they are hopeful they'll have a bill ready by march. >> reporter: president obama has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time to do it. >> reporter: the administration's leaked proposal, would allow some illegal immigrants to become per
, thank you. >>> president obama called the congressional leaders to discuss the budget crisis. the white house said the conversations were good, but cbs news has learned no progress was made. it was the first time the president had reached out to gop leaders since late december and time is running out. the dramatic federal cuts known as sequestration kick in one week from today. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. with this deadline coming next friday, congress went on recess this week and for many that's making the massive budget cuts look inevitable and more americans are realizing they will feel the pain. with congress out of town, president obama called republican leaders thursday to talk about the sequester. it's the first time the three men have talked since the start of the year. >> both sides, i think, aren't really making a move and both sides look bad in the process. >> reporter: both sides look bad to seaside heights' bill acre. he's trying to get his town ready for the summer town tourist season after hurricane sandy devastated t
to training. president obama called republican leaders yesterday. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. first high-level contact but no reported progress. congress will be back to work on monday, but there's a sense here at the white house that the white house will find it politically impossible to make any kind of deal. it will mean trimming across the board. with the pentagon and other departments already in crisis mode, the white house announced thursday that he had phoned them but wouldn't state more. was it to reach out for a decision or to reach out in order to compromise? >> the president shoek with senator mcconnell and the speaker. i have no content to read out to you. the two republican leaders pointed out this was the first time they reached out in ought mat imcuts in 2012. it will mean $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts. thursday president obama argued to friendly radio hosts that they're standing in his way for the wrong reasons. >> their basic view is nothing is important enough to raise taxe
chance to motivate congress to do big things. since president obama's second term began, he has spent much of his time in public simply selling his immigration plan and pushing for new gun control law s. leaving the issue that's dogged him for four years, jump-starting the nation's economy, on the sideline. advisers say that will change in tonight's speech. >> an outline for him to grow jobs and the middle class. >> reporter: echoing familiar themes from last year's campaign. >> gold and manufacturing, education, national security and the deficit. real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs. >> reporter: tonight's state of the union comes two weeks before a new round of budget showdowns between the president and republicans. draconian spending cuts march 1st that both sides say they want to avoid but will kick in if nothing is done and then march 31st, the government runs out of fund iing. the president, pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy. republicans insisting on major spending cuts. >> the president will actually have to move beyond the gimmicks and the taxes and propose real
, ronald reagan and i think president obama. here's the area on which they can agree. immigration reform, both sides agree. voting reform, both sides agree. tax reform, both sides agree. how are they going to do it? at least we know they can approach that together. the spending stuff, why isn't anybody talking about a infrastructure bank, maybe a combination or mostly private banks who have all this money and don't want to spend it or lend it, maybe the government can push the private banks lending into build these bridges in a way in which states can pay back or the people can pay back. >>steve: you were taublging about what a great -- talking about what a great speech the president of the united states gave. there's franken. were you watching john boehner? that guy looked like the guy at the end of a big dinner who got stuck with a really big tab. marco rubio had the job of having to do the rebuttal for the republican party. if you missed that, it went a little like this. >> mr. president, i don't oppose your plan because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plan because i want to
reports. >> between republicans and president obama. over three key issues. gun control, the obama call and public clamber to do something is boiling down to universal background checks and a possible deal worked out by senator schumer and a bipartisan quartet two rated a by the nra and two rated f. issue two? immigration. more republicans are leaning towards allowing illegal imgroonts stay but no actual plan has been proposed yet. issue three is the biggy that everybody says they hate. sequester. >> mindless arbitrary across the board cuts to take place on march 1. >> spending cuts and social services end unless there's finally a deal to cut spending. president obama is making clear he wants in any such deal another tax hike on the wealthy and reducing the write-offs on perks like private jets. >> we've got to be able to close loopholes the average american can't take advantage of to increase the revenue in a way that allows our economy to continue to grow. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the battle lines on that fight end on guns and immigration a
. president obama, who serves as honorary president of the scouts, said he opposes the ex-exclusion of gays. the scouts' top leadership is meeting this week near dallas to discuss the issue more. >>> and here's your monday forecast. snow showers in the dakotas. snow ending this morning in minneapolis, chicago, and detroit. snow later in the ohio valley, new jersey, and philly. rainy around seattle. and from houston. >> 30s from boise to salt lake city. 16 in fargo. 20s from omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> carnival season is about to kick off around the world. and the party is already getting started in rio. >> mm-hmm. and you might say the festivities are going to the dogs. quite literally. hundreds of dogs got dolled up for a special block party. the precarnaval parade featured custom canines from all breeds, sizes, and colors. that looks like pee. >> i was thinking the same thing. dogs got a little freak in them. roll that a little bit. roll back up. you cut me off. there you go. and to make sure they didn't get dehydrated, the dogs were all treated to a special brew of non-al
to her mother, who lives in myrtle beach. no word on when charges will be filed. >>> president obama is accepting marine general john allen's request to retire in in the from the military. that means the white house will not lead the nomination. his nomination had been shelved because of investigation into e- mails allen exchanged with a civilian woman. those e-mails were linked to the scandal that forced cia director david betray us to resign-- petraeus to resign. allen has been cleared of wrongdoing. he graduated from the naval academy and is a former commandant of midshipman. >>> a stern warning from president obama. people the lose -- will lose their jobs if congress does not step in and stop the looming cuts. >> reporter: president obama called in police and firefighters to help him talk republicans out of letting steep spending cuts take effect. >> this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> reporter: the automatic cuts, known in washington, as the sequester, kick in march 1st. they were designed to be so severe, they would
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
. >>> another big story, it was a fiery start to the confirmation hearing for president obama's pick to run the cia. protesters disrupted proceedings for john brennan as he began his testimony before the senate intelligence committee. fox 5's top top was at the hearing. the -- top top was at the hearing. the -- tom fitzgerald was at the hearing. >> tom brennan brennan and his 25 years at the cia has made him a target of anti-protests who say he is the architect of the cia's unmanned drone program and it did not take long to hear those protesters. >> all right. we will stop again. >> i speak for the mothers in yemen, pakistan, somalia and -- >> that was one of several interruptions of brennan's testimony by the anti-war group code pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american air
. >>> and before the game, president obama shared his thoughts about the risk of injuries for younger players. mr. obama tells cbs news that if he had a son interested in football he would think before letting him play, given what's known about head injuries. but the president told cbs that's for nfl players and it's a different matter for them, he said. >> these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline, pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer, and that means that the game probably going to evolve a little bit. >> the president also spoke for the first time about the new pentagon ruling allowing women at the front lines. mr. obama said for all practical matters women are already serving in combat and serving with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >>> and now to breaking news this morning from southern california where there has been a deadly bus crash. a tour bus apparently hit a pickup truck head on near the city of yucaipa
in colorado. >>> all that -- >> the second obama term is starting out with bangor two. >> michelle obama's formal portrait. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show?" when did that happen? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 because she needed cigarettes. >> hello. i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i ran out of jokes. not anymore, anyway. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." a storm is threatening nearly 30 million people in the midwest. it could be the worst weather to hit the region in 20 years. there are white outconditions. people in kansas are being urged to stay off the road. one person has been killed in a storm related crash in oklahoma. in the west it snowed in tucson arizona. look at this. the world golf championship was suspended. blizzard warnings were posted in parts of arizona. >> we have a big mess in the midwest as you have been alluding to. here's what it looks like on
's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> pam: coming up at 5-30. president obama hits the road to talk gun control. even doing a little shooting himself -- we'll s navy seal, gunned down at texas shooting range. the man behind bars. and a u-s senator defends a tweet, calling one world leader a monkey. that more -- next at 5-30. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> gun control.back in the spotlight today. president obama hit the road.trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story, and tell us how the president is pushing his >> reporter: it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the presidnet does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for military type- assault weapons ban. but background checks is the area where there's more consencus. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree that there is time to do something. (cheers & applause) th
;40 intro ---buenas tardes, el presidente obama se reuni hoy con varios dirigentes sindicales para presionar al congreso a que apruebe una reforma migratoria integral este aÑo. take pkg fue un encuentro que 11 millones de indocumentados en estados unidos han estado esperando por aÑos.. el presidente obama recibio hoy a 16 dirigentes sindicales y de grupos pro inmigrantes para continuar el impulso para una reforma migratoria que otorgue la opcin para la ciudadana. casi simultaneamen te, el comit judicial de la cmara baja realiz su primera audiencia sobre inmigracin este aÑo, centrada en la reunificacin familiar... s/ john boehner, house speaker :12 "this is not about being in a hurry, it's about getting it right...." el presidente de la cmara de representant es y principal figura del partido republicano, john boehner, dijo "alentar" todos los esfuerzos bipartidistas al respecto y destaco que no se trata de apresurarse, sino de intentar hacerlo bien en nombre de los estadounidenses y de aquellos que estan sufriendo bajo un sistema migratorio que no funciona bien para nadie. el mandatario re
with the stadium's black out. when president obama called to congratulate coach john harbaugh on the win he joked that he too would be looking into the cause of the electricity problem in new orleans. >> during that phone call president obama also expressed lek his concern00010001concern -- expressed his concern for oj brigance. he sat down to talk to him about his incredible journey. >> it was a magical moment when the baltimore ravens won super bowl xlvii february 3rd in new orleans. >> for oj. >> members of the team are quick to credit former player oj brigance for inspiring them. >> oj brigance said it, we're a team of vision. you know, we never took our eyes off the prize. >> brigance knows all about big victories. he played with ray lewis in 2001 when the ravens won their first lombardi trophy after beating the giants in super bowl 35. on friday the foundation honored oj and shanda brigance with their community service award to might als. >> my belief is that the fight in my heart is available to everybody. >> years after the super bowl a diagnosis of als sidelined the former linebacker fr
years. >>> as president obama prepares to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night, his administration continues to face questions from republicans about the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. now one gop senator is plenling to hold up the confirmation of two of the president's appointees until he gets some answers about that attack. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. senator lindsey graham has been one of the biggest critics of the white house's response to the attacks in benghazi. now he's threatening to use his senatorial privilege to try to block the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary tear and john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledges he would use a r
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